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Female Monsters Series 1 by kurios Female Monsters Series 1 by kurios
My final print for the etching assignment in Printmaking. This is part of what I hope will be an ongoing series of female monsters.

The first is a pananggalan, a Malaysian monster that detaches its head at night and drinks the blood of children and pregnant women. More info can be found here-[link]

From here I decided to continue with a motif of heads surrounded by undulating, twisted tubes of some sort.

The second is Medusa, the Gorgon from Greek mythology that was killed by Perseus. Her hair was snakes and her eyes turned victims to stone.

The third is a Japanese yokai known as a Rokurokubi, a woman whose neck stretches at night so she can play tricks on drunk men and fools. I tried to replicate the look of a tradition ukiyo-e print.

All are copper etchings. I used Aquatint on all three, and softground on the latter two.

References:
Penangalan [link]
Yokai [link]
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DreadedOne131 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Strange how alll women are viewed so dangerous
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chameleonpixie Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012   Traditional Artist
I like your female monsters series. Lots of fun. :) P.S. This is Amy from Sketchy's.
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MikaInk Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010   General Artist
crepy monsters
the first and third ones looking really traditional o.o
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DeadFishGraphics Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
Wow, I love this. Awesome work on the prints and I like how they look they came out of an old book. The grey scratchy feel adds to the horror of this and I like how the tryptch is unified by the undulating motif.
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saetianphrenaltid Featured By Owner May 29, 2010
This is proof that "yokai" are not solely Japanese entities. Some are, but others transcend borders. :love:
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freaketteangelx Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010
darling, you've created a masterpiece! you can always make the movement in your pieces so natural :)
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mahoujirou Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love Obakemonos! nice drawings =D
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almcdermid Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
This is quite excellent.

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The artist is Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, though maybe you know of him already. He's famous for doing monsters and ghosts.
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Karasunokazu Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Impressive stuff!
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ravensamdear Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
That's awesome. :) Cheers!
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